People of any age can have blackheads problems, but most often it is a problem that occurs during adolescence. Blackheads occur frequently on the face, especially the nose. They can also occur on ears or anywhere else on the body.
Two main causes of this problem are hormonal changes in the body and excessive use of cosmetics. There are several medications to treat blackheads, but you can try natural treatments. With simple ingredients, easy to find in most kitchens, you can treat blackheads in just a few days.
Baking soda. Baking soda is an effective treatment for blackheads, and acne. It helps cleanse the skin of impurities such as dirt deposits. Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with mineral water to make a paste. Apply the paste generously to the affected skin and gently massage. Let it dry for a few minutes then rinse with warm water. Repeat once or twice a week.
Cinnamon. Cinnamon can be used to remove and prevent blackheads. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder with honey to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on the affected area before bed and leave it overnight. In the morning wash your face with water. For best results, follow this treatment daily for about 10 days. You can also mix a one teaspoon of cinnamon powder with lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder (optional).
Oatmeal. The combination of oatmeal and yogurt is amazing. Mix one teaspoon of honey with the juice of four tomatoes, and a sufficient amount of oatmeal to form a paste. Rub the mixture on the skin and wash after 10 minutes. Repeat regularly. You can also make a paste by mixing two tablespoons of oatmeal, three tablespoons of plain yogurt and small amounts of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply the paste all over the face, leave it for a few minutes and then rinse with water.
Lemon juice. Lemon juice is also used in acne treatments, but also helps to eliminate blackheads. Nutrients and vitamins contained in the lemon juice are good for all skin types. Prepare a facial scrub by mixing the lemon juice with salt, yogurt and honey. Gently clean the affected area with this natural exfoliating mixture. To create a facial cleanser mix fresh lemon juice with milk or rose water. Use it daily for 10-12 days.
Green tea. Green tea can also be used to treat blackheads. Mix one teaspoon of dried green tea leaves with water to make a paste. Gently rub the paste on the affected area for two or three minutes. Rinse with warm water. This mixture exfoliates the oily skin and cleanse the pores.
Epsom salt. Another natural and effective way to treat blackheads is using Epsom salt. Mix a teaspoon of Epsom salt and a few drops of iodine in with a small amount of hot water until the salt dissolves completely. Let it cool to room temperature. Use a cotton swab to apply the mixture on the affected area. Allow the mixture to dry. Use a clean towel to wash it away